Richmond upon Thames

Overview

Richmond upon Thames is an outer London borough located in the South West. Richmond has some of the lowest poverty rates of all London boroughs with just 21% of the children judged to be living in households in poverty. It also enjoys the lowest unemployment rate at 3.4% (London average is 4.9%), and the lowest infant mortality rate at 1.5 per 1,000 births (the rate is 3.3 for London overall).

However, pay inequality is high here compared to other parts of London with employees at the 80th percentile earning three times (2.99) those at the 20th percentile (compared to 2.74 across London). 

The grid below shows how Richmond upon Thames compares against London overall on key poverty and inequality indicators. Red text denotes the fact that Richmond upon Thames is worse than is typical for London on that indicator, and green means it is better.

Richmond upon Thames indicator rankings

Infant mortality

1.5
Better than average ?

Premature mortality

240
Better than average ?

Qualifications at 19

32.1%
Better than average ?

Child poverty rate

17%
Better than average ?

Income inequality

0.50
Better than average ?

Pay inequality

2.97
Worse than average ?

Poverty rate

15%
Better than average ?

Evictions

0.47
Better than average ?

Homeless acceptances

0.36
Average ?

Housing affordability

39.9
Better than average ?

Housing delivery

50
Better than average ?

Rough sleeping

152
Average ?

Temporary Accommodation

3.12
Better than average ?

Benefits

7.3%
Average ?

Unemployment rate

3.2%
Better than average ?

Unemployment rate change

-1.3pts
Average ?

GCSE attainment

76.6%
Worse than average ?

No qualifications

2.6
Better than average ?